20. May. 2013
With its ice melting at an unprecented rate, the Arctic region is attracting a growing number of actors. This is setting off a global competition for influence and economic opportunities far beyond the nations that border the Arctic. The Greens have for long warned about the necessity to protect this vulnerable region, which is also the first victim of climate change...
07. May. 2013
Last week, more than 170 countries restarted negotiations on a 2015 climate deal at the World Conference Centre in Bonn. Despite the fact that the discussions went surprisingly well and that the meeting defined some flexible ways to fight climate change, there was no real breakthrough. Discussions at the next meeting in June need to be much more focused.
15. Apr. 2013
Tomorrow the Parliament is to vote on a proposal from the Commission to set aside a number of allowances to ensure the well functionning of the EU carbon market. The suppression of 900 million allowances from the beginning to the end of phase 3 (2013-2020) - while clearly not being sufficient - is absolutely necessary to prevent the current system from collapsing ....